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Iain Banks

Scottish writer

1954   -   2013

genre: science fiction literature, literary fiction
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
native language: English
educated at: University of Stirling
occupation: science fiction writer, novelist, writer
www.iain-banks.net

Iain Banks (16 February 1954 – 9 June 2013) was a Scottish author. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies ( ( listen)). After the publication and success of The Wasp Factory (1984), Banks began to write on a full-time basis. His first science fiction book, Consider Phlebas, was released in 1987, marking the start of the Culture series. His books have been adapted for theatre, radio and television. In 2008, The Times named Banks in their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". In April 2013, Banks announced that he had inoperable cancer and was unlikely to live beyond a year. He died on 9 June 2013.
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series

1

Consider Phlebas

1987 novel by Iain M. Banks

author: Iain Banks

1987

The Player of Games

1988 book by Iain M. Banks

author: Iain Banks

1988

The State of the Art

1991 short story collection by Iain M. Banks

author: Iain Banks

1989

works

32

Feersum Endjinn

science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks

author: Iain Banks

1994

A Gift from the Culture

short story

author: Iain Banks

1987

Walking on Glass

novel by Iain Banks

author: Iain Banks

1985

The Algebraist

science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks

author: Iain Banks

2004

Transition

novel by Iain Banks

author: Iain Banks

2009

The Bridge

novel by Iain Banks

author: Iain Banks

1986

A Song of Stone

novel by Iain Banks

author: Iain Banks

1997

Against a Dark Background

science fiction novel by Iain M. Banks

author: Iain Banks

1993

Canal Dreams

book by Iain Banks

author: Iain Banks

1989

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